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- 1: IAATO Report from the April South Georgia Newsletter - S.Georgia (Tourism/Travel) - 25.05.2013
- Two officials from GSGSSI attended the recent International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) conference in Punta Arenas, Chile between April 22 and 24th.
- 2: South Georgia Fishing and Shipping News - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 25.05.2013
- The tourist season ended on April 7th with the visit of the last tourist ship Plancius with 53 passengers. This vessel and the one before it, Bark Europa on April 1st, were both heading north from the Island towards Tristan da Cunha.
- 3: Commissioner makes the Marine Protected Areas Announcement - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 21.04.2013
- South Georgia Commissioner, Nigel Haywood, has announced a new Fisheries Regime for the South Atlantic Islands of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
- 4: Shackleton Team Visits South Georgia - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 21.04.2013
- Thanks to the South Georgia newsletter we have footage of the Shackleton team visiting South Georgia prior to returning back to the UK
- 5: South Georgia Heritage Trust Helicopters Arrival at King Edward Point - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 21.04.2013
- This time-lapsed item shows the South Georgia heritage Trust's helicopters arriving at King Edward Point.
- 6: Epic Expedition Repeats Shackletons Amazing Feat - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 07.04.2013
- The first successful attempt to recreate Shackletons boat journey and crossing of the Island was completed by members of the Shackleton Epic Expedition on February 10th. © South Georgia Newsletter
- 7: SOUTH GEORGIA REINDEER ERADICATION Stage 1 Complete - S.Georgia (Environment) - 23.03.2013
- The Government of South Georgia and the south Sandwich Islands has announced the completion of the first phase of the eradication of reindeer from the island of South Georgia. Running throughout January and February 2013, the first phase of the project, saw the removal of over 1900 animals from the Busen area (one of two peninsulas on South Georgia that were inhabited by reindeer).
- 8: Potential BAS Merger With National Oceanography Centre - S.Georgia (Environment) - 21.07.2012
- A possible merger of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) was announced on June 7th by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the umbrella organisation for both organisations.
- 9: Cruise Ship Stranded at Grytviken for Two Weeks - S.Georgia (Tourism/Travel) - 12.05.2012
- Sarah Lurcock from the South Georgia Website tells us more.
- 10: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area One of the the Worlds Largest - S.Georgia (Environment) - 27.02.2012
- The Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has established a large sustainable Marine Protected Area (MPA) covering over 1 million km2 of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) Maritime Zone by signing relevant legislation on Monday afternoon at 1400hrs.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)
- 11: Inshore South Georgia What's Down There? - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 10.12.2011
- The Shallow Marine Survey Group (SMSG) has published the most comprehensive record of species richness from the shallow sublittoral zone of the north coast of South Georgia.
- 12: Report on 2011 Human Rights Awareness Training Programme in the Falkland Islands - S.Georgia (Business News) - 09.11.2011
- second round of human rights awareness training took place in the Falkland Islands from 19th to 25th July 2011.
- 13: Frank Wild is to be buried next to Shackleton in the Grytviken cemetery - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 13.08.2011
- Frank Wild was one of the most experienced polar explorers of the heroic era.
- 14: Report Concludes The Whaling Stations Are Dangerous - S.Georgia (Health) - 13.08.2011
- After a major clean-up operation costing millions, Grytviken is the only former whaling station accessible to visitors to South Georgia.
- 15: SG Sets Good Example to Damaging Long-line Fisheries - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 30.07.2011
- More than 333,000 seabirds a year are still being killed as a result of global long-line fishing according to a study by the RSPB and Bird Life International.
- 16: BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY: UNDER-SEA VOLCANOES NEAR THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS - S.Georgia (Environment) - 17.07.2011
- Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.
- 17: South Georgia Commissioner Signs Ordinance to Safeguard the Islandfs Wildlife and Protected Areas - S.Georgia (Legal) - 01.06.2011
- His Honour the Civil Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands signs an ordinance to safeguard the Islands' wildlife and protected areas as Darren Christie, Environment Officer on Invasive Species looks on.
Photo (c) J. Brock (sartma)
- 18: Memorial remembers Britons lost in Antarctica - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 14.05.2011
- Two memorials dedicated to Britons who lost their lives in the service of science in Antarctica are unveiled this week. Since 1948, a total of 29 people have died in British Antarctic Territory, one of the most extreme, inhospitable and uncharted places on Earth.
- 19: South Georgia's Magnetic Observatory Up And Running - S.Georgia (Environment) - 09.04.2011
- British Geological Survey (BGS) scientists completed the installation of the South Georgia Magnetic Observatory at the end of February. Christopher Turbitt submitted his article to the South Georgia Website.
- 20: South Georgia Station to Monitor World Magnetic Reversal - S.Georgia (Environment) - 24.02.2011
- A magnetic observatory is being re-established on South Georgia to provide vital data on the 'South Atlantic Anomaly' as scientists monitor a possible reversal of the earth's magnetic field. Sarah Lurcock from the South Georgia website tells us more.
- 21: South Georgia Reception Held at Government House - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 01.05.2010
- A reception for the 28th anniversary of the liberation of South Georgia was held at Government House on Monday, 26 April 2010.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)
- 22: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands -Cephalopods - S.Georgia (Education) - 13.03.2010
- Dr Martin Collins writes about Cephalopods depicted on stamps.
- 23: Martin Collins to Run Stanley Marathon - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 13.03.2010
- Martin Collins, Senior Executive and Director of Fisheries is to run the Stanley Marathon on Sunday the 14th of March.
- 24: New Chairman for the South Georgia Association - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 21.11.2009
- The South Georgia Association has announced the name of its new chairman. He is Professor David J. Drewry, a former director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and of the British Antarctic Survey and Director General of the British Council, who has recently retired as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull.
- 25: South Georgia Experience Leads To Dame Ellen Retirement - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 13.11.2009
- Sarah Lurcock tells us of the affect South Georgia's magic had on Dame Ellen Macarthur.
- 26: South Georgia toothfish recertified with flying colours - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 18.09.2009
- Following its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-assessment, the South Georgia toothfish fishery has been re-certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. Originally certified in 2004, the fishery received an average score of 93 % in its reassessment, making it the third highest scoring of the 52 current MSC certified fisheries.
- 27: South Georgia Expected Visitor Numbers Dip During the Recession - S.Georgia (Tourism/Travel) - 12.09.2009
- Early indications are that 63 tour ships are due to visit South Georgia in the coming season, seven visits down on last season.
- 28: South Georgia Fishing and Shipping News - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 12.09.2009
- Ten long-liners were fishing for tooth-fish at the beginning of the month. The tooth-fish season closed at midnight on August 31st.
- 29: No Injuries in Insung 22 Fire - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 18.06.2009
- A long-line vessel, Insung 22, licensed to fish in South Georgia waters has sustained a fire on Tuesday, 16 June 2009 at lunchtime and the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was notified at approximately 1400hrs LMT.
- 30: Fire on the fishing vessel In Sung 22 in South Georgia waters - Update - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 18.06.2009
- Director of Fisheries for South Georgia, Martin Collins, updates us on what is happening with the insung 22 that caught fire on June 16th.
- 31: South Georgia Now Requires Private Vessel Owners - S.Georgia (Tourism/Travel) - 02.08.2008
- Under the revised Tourism Management Policy document, tighter restrictions have been placed on site access for private vessels with more than 10 persons on board (including paid crew).
Photo (C) J. Brock (SARTMA-SG) Concerns are raised when Tour Operators do not heed the warning signs
- 32: Internet News Relevant to the Falklands (10/04/08) - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 10.04.2008
- For the past week relevant internet news was dominated by the remarkable physical challenge of Blind Dave Heeley and his sighted guide, Malcolm Carr.
- 33: South Georgia News and Events for February 2008 - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 08.03.2008
- The February edition of South Georgia News and Events is out and the article below is included in this very informative on line newsletter. Enjoy!
Graphic (c) Crown Copyright - Royal Navy - M/S Explorer on the bottom
- 34: South Georgia - Up and coming tourist season - S.Georgia (Tourism/Travel) - 10.10.2007
- The South Georgia Website reports that the tourist season starts next month with five yachts due to arrive at the Island in the week from October 11th. At least three of the yachts are bringing expedition groups.
- 35: South Georgia - Fishing and Shipping News - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 10.10.2007
- The last of the krill trawlers finished fishing at the beginning of the month, leaving just one icefish trawler fishing in the South Georgia Maritime Zone (SGMZ).
- 36: NG ENDEAVOUR: Return to Grytviken - S.Georgia (Tourism/Travel) - 16.04.2007
- My previous visit to Grytviken had been accented by the tour I took of the asbestos removal project at the whaling station. This year it had been completed and I was able to show others about the project. The abandoned oil tanks had been steam cleaned and all of the unsafe buildings were torn down, leaving the machinery exposed.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) Exposed machinery once housed in a dangerous building.
- 37: So. Georgia Fisheries: Sigma Replacement Announced - S.Georgia (Shipping/Freight) - 08.09.2006
- Pharos IX will replace the SIGMA as a South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Fisheries Patrol Vessel.
- 38: Quark and Freiremar Appeal Against Fishing Convictions - S.Georgia (Legal) - 17.01.2006
- Quark Fishing Limited and Freiremar SA are appealing against convictions and fines imposed on them for licence violations that occurred in South Georgia waters in 2004.
- 39: Ellen MacArthur at ACAP Petrel Survey - S.Georgia (Environment) - 16.01.2006
- The South Georgia website has published its own account of Dame Ellen MacArthur's arrival to do the ACAP survey with Sally Poncet.
Photo (c) Javier Fernandez - Ellen MacArthur at King Edward Point South Georgia
- 40: RAF to Over-fly New Volcanic Territory - S.Georgia (Environment) - 12.01.2006
- The Royal Airforce plan to over-fly Montagu Island in the South Sandwich chain to view new territory created by an eruption on Mt. Belinda.
- 41: Dr. Walton Sets the Record Straight about Krill Exploitation and Oil Exploration in Antarctic Waters - S.Georgia (Environment) - 12.12.2005
- BAS's Dr. David Walton sheds some light on two important areas of Antarctic Research.
Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA) - Dr. Walton During a lecture about the five-year plan for Antarctic research.
- 42: South Georgia Heritage Trust To Raise Funds for Restoration - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 02.12.2005
- The South Georgia Heritage Trust will be restoring the exterior of the Manager's Villa at Stormness, where Shackleton sought help after his epic journey.
- 43: BSES Volunteers off to South Georgia - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 02.12.2005
- David Nicholls is scouting out possible areas to climb in South Georgia and he is bringing some volunteers with him.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) The South Georgia Team
- 44: South Georgia Circumnavigation Completed by British Kayak Team - S.Georgia (Education) - 01.12.2005
- The British shaved two days off New Zealand's record.
- 45: Should Observers be Put Aboard Krill Vessels? - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 25.11.2005
- Why does food that fish eat have to be caught and processed for them?
- 46: Dame Ellen Heads for South Georgia - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 21.10.2005
- Dame Ellen MacArthur is headed for South Georgia to research Albatross.
Photo (c) Ned Kelly Albatross on Bird Island
- 47: GRYTVIKEN WASTE REMOVAL: AN EXERCISE IN HISTORICAL PRESERVATION - S.Georgia (Health) - 30.04.2004
- You might think that removing the dangerous bits of Grytvikens whaling station would mean the total clearance of all that was brought to the site in the early part of the last century but you would be wrong.
Photos (C) J. Brock (SARTMA - SG) and Vladimir Seliverstov - The Albatrosss and Dias before and after.
- 48: South Georgia Fishery: Success and Tragedy - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 28.04.2004
- In this second extensive interview with Patrick Lurcock, the Marine Officer for the 200-Mile South Georgia Fishery Zone, SARTMA has been able to update readers on the progress that the South Georgia fishery has made.
Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA - SG)
- 49: BSES: In the Footsteps of Shackleton - S.Georgia (Environment) - 30.11.2003
- Twenty-one young explorers and nine experienced leaders are now approximately half way through their three-month adventure of a lifetime.
Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA)
- 50: Successful Legal Toothfish Marketing: Consumers Need to Get Involved - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 22.09.2003
- Seabird-friendly toothfish could be marketed in the way that Dolphin-friendly Tuna is.
- 51: Accommodation Camp On Its Way To South Georgia - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 14.08.2003
- The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is spending a huge amount of money to rid Grytviken of asbestos.
Photo(c) Stuart Broughton The saunting task ahead.
- 52: South Georgia Residents Rescue Stranded Fishermen - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 23.05.2003
- The residents of South Georgia had their hands full earlier this month when three ships ran aground in bad weather. Two are still there.
Photo (c) Dr. Sue Dowling - The cast of characters who winter over in South Georgia in 2003:
Back (L-R)Tim Carr, Pauline Car, Suzi Hawkins, Rich Mitchell
Middle (L-R) Howie Owen, John Clemens,Frin Ross, Sarah Lurcock, Ian Parsons
Front (L-R)Sue Dowling, Andy Godsell, Rob Gater, Pat Lurcock
- 53: M/S Endeavour: Deja Vu with Friends and Familiar Places - S.Georgia (Tourism/Travel) - 03.05.2003
- It had been 17 years since my last visit and South Georgia had changed considerably.
Photo (c) Lyle Craigie Halkett Grytviken from a distance
- 54: South Georgia Toothfish Season Opens - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 03.05.2003
- Despite the bad weather, the much sought after Toothfish licences have been taken up and people have gone long-lining for the resource.
- 55: SGSSI Toothfish Licences Allocated - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 24.04.2003
- The Island's Toothfish licences have been allocated for next season.
- 56: Commissioner Talks About South Georgia Trip - S.Georgia (Heritage) - 12.04.2003
- The Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands speaks to the BBC about his South Georgia trip.
- 57: South Georgia Maritime Zone: A Successful Partnership - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 07.04.2003
- The second half of the South Georgia Maritime Zone's marriage of management and science is carried out in a lab and on fishing boats.
- 58: South Georgia Management Zone: - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 02.04.2003
- A Successful Marriage of Management and Science!
Find out why management and science are needed for a top - class fishery.